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1944: Germany counter-attacks in Ardennes
German tanks, aircraft and paratroops cross the Luxembourg and Belgian borders in massive counter-offensive.

2003: Ian Huntley guilty of Soham murders
Former school caretaker Ian Huntley is convicted of the murders of 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

1968: Mary Bell found guilty of double killing
An 11-year-old girl is sentenced to life in detention at Newcastle Assizes for killing two small boys.

1983: Harrods bomb blast kills six
Three police officers and three members of the public are killed and many others injured after a car bomb attack near Harrods.

1942: Britain condemns massacre of Jews
Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden condemns the persecution of Jews in Eastern Europe.

1996: Aid workers killed in Chechnya
Six Red Cross workers are shot dead as they sleep in a hospital in Chechnya.

1976: Opec members split over prices
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates reject Opec's recommended 15% oil price increase and choose to impose a lower price rise.


Around this Day

14 December
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15 December
Top Story: 2004: Blunkett resigns over visa accusations

16 December
Top Story: 1984: Gorbachev visit to Britain a 'success'

18 December
Top Story: 1974: Compensation for Bloody Sunday victims

19 December
Top Story: 1984: Britain signs over Hong Kong to China

20 December
Top Story: 1973: Spanish prime minister assassinated


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